We all expect actors to do well when they guest host Saturday Night Live. Performing is literally their job. And while it’s a different kind of performing, you can make the same case for musicians, who have to tell a story with their songs. But athletes? Meatheads? Jocks? They are going to bomb, right?
Well, not always. Some of the best SNL skits of all time feature athletes stepping outside of their comfort zone and showing off comedic chops we didn’t know they had. Here’s our Rushmore of the most impressive and downright hilarious SNL sketches to involve athletes.
3:25 – Peyton Manning, “United Way” (Joint Choice)
7:30 – Joe Montana, “Sincere Guy Stu” (Joint Choice)
17:58 – Kerri Strug, “Kerri and Kippy Strug (Michael’s Choice)
22:44 – Michael Jordan, “Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley” (Richard’s Choice)
30:58 – Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, “Bernard Gets a Spanking” (Michael’s Choice)
33:41 – Connie Hawkins, “One-on-One: Connie Hawkins vs. Paul Simon” (Richard’s Choice)